Wrenches at Your Insides

When I try to conjure images of what writing a memoir is like, I tend to come back to vivisection, the process of performing operations on live animals for research.

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Hitting the Wall

Unfortunately, this wall was one that I’m familiar with and desperately try to avoid. The particular wall was depression, a disorder that I can never quite escape.

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A Kind of Fairy Tale

She knew that she was bringing her life to bear on the stories. That she was placing her own burdens heavily on these fairy tales. That if the stories could bear the weight of her life, then maybe she could, too.

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Anger Within

Published in Women in Higher Education on Sept. 30, 2020: I feel like my insides are on fire too. But the fire that burns inside of me is anger and overwhelming fury.  

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Taking Care

Published in The National Teaching and Learning Forum on Sept. 1, 2020: Treating each other with care, respect and understanding was more important than sticking to a previous schedule or assignments that no longer worked in remote classrooms.  

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Those Who Wander Are Sometimes Lost

Published in Women in Higher Education on Sept. 1, 2020: I can’t wander now. And I feel even more lost. I’ve lost the ability to be aimless. I’ve lost the capability to not entirely notice what’s around.

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The Pandemic’s Motherhood Penalty

Published in Women in Higher Education on July 29, 2020: Being a working mother comes with disadvantages because of bias and the structure of the workplace. Being a working mother during a pandemic is a disadvantage.

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